The College of Medical and Dental Sciences
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is the largest of the University of Birmingham’s five Colleges. With over 1,000 academic staff and researchers, and around £80m new research funding per year, it represents a major international centre for biomedical research.
Our overall research objective is to develop and promote excellence in basic and clinical science with an ultimate goal of delivering improvements in human health. We take pride in a truly translational pipeline, delivering cutting edge clinical trials and patient studies, underpinned by cell and molecular biology research on both model organisms and humans.
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Situated in the largest healthcare region in the country, the College of Medical and Dental Sciences has a vast and impressive range of facilities which support both its teaching and research activities. Researchers have access to world leading facilities which are equipped with the latest cutting edge research instrumentation and managed by highly trained technical staff.
At the College of Medical and Dental Sciences we are shaping the future of health and medicine through the provision of innovative education and exceptional research, delivered by world-leading academics and supported by a diverse range of committed and high-performing Professional Services staff.
Each year the College trains more than 400 medical students, including a Graduate Entry cohort. Nearly one third of our medical students intercalate on a choice of programmes after the second, third or fourth year of their course. We also train 70 dental students, 20 biomedical materials science students, 180 biomedical science students, 140 nursing students, 70 pharmacy students and 60 physician associate students. Clinical teaching takes place at all hospitals in Birmingham and many of the hospitals across the region.